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 By Philissa Cramer    News    June 25, 2021 

A Philadelphia festival cut an Israeli food truck, citing 'the concerns of community.' The response was fierce.

(JTA) — Organizers of an event celebrating immigrant chefs in Philadelphia removed an Israeli food truck from the lineup, citing “the concerns of community that we love and serve.” But the bid to calm controversy by Eat Up the Borders, the...

 

A bake sale to combat antisemitism draws high-profile Jewish foodies, but few non-Jewish allies

(JTA) - When Daniela Weiner heard about a virtual bake sale against antisemitism, the Chicago pastry chef and food photographer didn't think twice about joining. Weiner is not Jewish. But she has par...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    May 28, 2021

Dozens of US rabbinical students sign letter calling for American Jews to hold Israel accountable for its human rights abuses

(JTA) — Dozens of American rabbinical students have issued a public letter accusing Israel of apartheid and calling on American Jewish communities to hold Israel accountable for the “violent suppression of human rights.” The letter comes as...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    May 21, 2021

Israel targets Gaza with airstrikes, artillery and tank fire

UPDATE: Israel’s announcement of a ground operation in Gaza may have been intended to misdirect Hamas militants. While the Israeli army bombarded Gaza on Thursday, the army later clarified that troops did not enter the territory. (JTA) ...

 

Is Bonne Maman an anti-Nazi jam? The Internet wants to think so

(JTA) - The heartwarming story has been hard to miss: A law professor is shopping at his local grocery store when he sees an elderly woman struggling to get her favorite jam from a high shelf. Why...

 

Dahl's family apologizes for hurt caused by his anti-Semitism

(JTA) — Thirty years after Roald Dahl’s death and months before the expected release of a new movie about his life, the family of the children’s author has apologized for his anti-Semitic comments. Dahl was openly anti-Semitic during his life,...

 

Netanyahu wants first vaccine

(JTA) - As Israel received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Twitter that he aimed to be the first person in the country to receive the...

 

Quebec to allow gatherings during Christmas, but not Chanukah

(JTA) — Jewish groups in Quebec are expressing dismay after the province announced a plan to allow small gatherings at Christmas but said gatherings during Chanukah would remain prohibited. The plan would permit Quebecers to have gatherings of up t...

 

6 especially Jewish 'Jeopardy!' moments from Alex Trebek's 36 years as host

(JTA) - Alex Trebek, the beloved baritone host of "Jeopardy!," died of pancreatic cancer Sunday at 80. In his 36 years as host of the immensely popular game show, Trebek encountered his share of...

 

Florida principal fired, rehired, fired again

(JTA) — Weeks after voting to rehire a principal who told a parent he “can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event,” a Florida school board has reversed course. The Palm Beach County School Board voted a year ago to fire William...

 

6 months into pandemic, Jews prepare for a High Holiday season of rupture and resilience

(JTA) - For many Jews, a high point of services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is the Unetaneh Tokef prayer, which wonders who will live and who will die in the year ahead. This year, that question...

 

Thousands of Israelis in the US called home as coronavirus restrictions tighten in their homeland

NEW YORK (JTA)—Purim celebrations at Oakland Hebrew Day School on Tuesday included a surprise, un-festive addition: farewells to two young Israeli women whose work in the Northern California school was being cut short by the global coronavirus... Full story

 

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